Gary, I did try one of the Stew Mac jigs as a possible replacement for my Blues Creek/Williams type jig which I had used for a number of years. Personally I couldn't get on with a jig where the guitar was moved rather than the laminate trimmer. I only used it on one guitar and even on that one I had to re-rout the channels with the old jig to get a satisfactory channel. I eventually replaced it with a custom made jig built by a Guy named Gary Hallam, which has been superb, I think he only ever made ten. Dave White has the same type. The laminate trimmer is mounted on a turntable in the head and uses the trimmer guide bearing.
Of course it could well have been operator error!
When someone asked Eric Clapton what it was like to be considered the best guitarist ever, his reply "I don't know, ask David Gilmour"
Thanks francis. To be honest, I did have a go at making one of these using drawer runners, but for whatever reason, I’m not that happy with it. Having looked a bit more at Elmer’s website and realising that they do free world-wide shipping, I decided to take the plunge today and buy one. Seemed good value- I’ll tell you all how it worked out when it arrives. Cheers Gary
So, here’s the update! It cost me £130 which included shipping from China and I guess it took about a week to get here. All the components looked spot-on. Most of the parts are the sort of components that are sold for making CNC machines. No problems with assembly, although I did use some different fixings for the body cradle but that was my choice. Used it for the first time on an instrument yesterday and it was brilliant! Incredibly pleased and would recommend. Some photos below- the plywood parts aren't included. Cheers Gary
martinrowe: A planned colonoscopy
Nov 20, 2021 8:17:42 GMT
ocarolan: The colonoscopy is fine. The effect of the pre-procedure mega-laxative provoke a mega dire rear, but on balance even that is, as you say Martin, better (slightly)than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Or any stick really.
Nov 20, 2021 10:21:55 GMT
robmc: Norwich have started to win again... It must be a Christmas miracle (sorry Keith)
Nov 20, 2021 18:12:00 GMT
curmudgeon: I'm sitting o n the sofa with the cat a 35 minutes past midnight watching x-men apocalypse .. and wondering why!
Nov 21, 2021 0:36:41 GMT
curmudgeon: The cat just got up and walked away ... just me then!
Nov 21, 2021 0:37:03 GMT
ocarolan: "...And now I see, I'm all alone, But that's the only way to be-e-e-e..."
Nov 21, 2021 13:13:24 GMT
robmc: "...But that's the only way to be-e-e-e...if you're changing strings or having a colonoscopy-y-y-y..."
Nov 23, 2021 14:16:07 GMT
robmc: I can't remember what my neighbours suggested Andrew, but I like Robocall!
Nov 28, 2021 22:07:35 GMT
otis1960: I presumed: where you could stick your banjo (at least it's not an accordion)
Nov 28, 2021 22:38:30 GMT
robmc: Ahh, I see ... Yes, I imagine that could include anything I own with strings on plus the dog!
Nov 29, 2021 6:56:21 GMT
woodtoner: a guy left his accordion in his unlocked car..sure enough when he returned there were 2 accordions in his car!
Nov 30, 2021 23:53:28 GMT
martinrowe: Just been learning a new tune - it's going really well. The Tourette's seems to be very bad at the moment though.
Dec 3, 2021 15:02:09 GMT
woodtoner: *&!$ tell me a£%&*bout it you %&"£ !!!
Dec 3, 2021 17:32:09 GMT
ocarolan: At a time when I was teaching guitar to a young lady, her mum said "It's always interesting to hear her practising - it's usually something like - strum strummity strum str..b*ll*x ...strum strumit..oh b*ll*x...and then goes downhill from there!"
Dec 4, 2021 9:13:31 GMT